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Windows 7: updated pc then got black screen with flashing dash

2 Weeks Ago   #1
millturn

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
updated pc then got black screen with flashing dash

updated win7 then got black screen with flashing dash, disconnected peripherals didn't work, tried a repair disk but really can't figure how to set the boot to cd in the asrock uefi settings, tried f8 does not work. thanx for any help


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi millturn,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millturn View Post
updated win7 then got black screen with flashing dash, disconnected peripherals didn't work, tried a repair disk but really can't figure how to set the boot to cd in the asrock uefi settings, tried f8 does not work. thanx for any help
[1] Did you use an installation DVD or USB to re-install?
[2] Where abouts in the installation process did you get the black screen with flashing dash?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
millturn

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i tried a so called repair disc i made and now am looking for the original install disc, it shows up right after the prompt to hit delete or f2 key to get into bios
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi millturn,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millturn View Post
i tried a so called repair disc i made and now am looking for the original install disc, it shows up right after the prompt to hit delete or f2 key to get into bios
[1] When you say repair disk, do you mean a disk that you created before making a system image?
If so, you can't perform a clean install from it, you can only restore the system image with it.

[2] Are you trying to perform a clean install or a repair install?
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
millturn

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i am trying to start my computer
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello,

you can set the boot to cd in the asrock uefi settings:

On Startup press F2 to enter the BIOS.
From the main screen, select the Boot Tab.
Check to see if Fast Boot is disabled - if it is Enabled, then you wont be able to Boot from USB.
Under Boot Option Priorities (or similar wording), select your chosen Boot device.
Then Select Exit and Save the changes, to Restart the computer.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
millturn

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

there is no fast or quick boot and am not sure how to change boot priorities on this asrock uefi and can this be done with the original install disc or is there another way
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi millturn,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millturn View Post
there is no fast or quick boot and am not sure how to change boot priorities on this asrock uefi and can this be done with the original install disc or is there another way
Does this help => Help with UEFI setup utility boot screen.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
millturn

windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

lets start over, if i use my install disc, will it boot the pc or will it do an install and loose all my information on my computer
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi millturn,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millturn View Post
updated win7 then got black screen with flashing dash, disconnected peripherals didn't work, tried a repair disk but really can't figure how to set the boot to cd in the asrock uefi settings, tried f8 does not work. thanx for any help
What do you mean updated Win 7?
Was this with WU's [Windows Updates] or by some other means [other software or hardware]?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millturn View Post
lets start over, if i use my install disc, will it boot the pc or will it do an install and loose all my information on my computer
OK, so you have the original installation disk!
If you boot into the installation disk you can run a Startup Repair.

Startup Repair Process

Startup Repair will try to repair computers that are un-bootable because of the following reasons:
  • Registry corruption.
  • Missing or damaged system and driver files.
  • Disk metadata corruption (MBR, partition table, and boot sector).
  • File system metadata corruption.
  • Installation of problematic or incompatible drivers.
  • Installation of incompatible Windows service packs and patches.
  • Corrupt boot configuration data.
  • Bad memory and hard disk hardware (detection only).
Startup Repair will not repair un-bootable systems caused by the following issues:
  • Malfunctioning firmware and other hardware components.
  • Problems with clean Windows installations or Windows upgrades (for example, from Windows XP to Windows Vista).
  • Windows logon errors.
  • Viruses and malicious software.
After Startup Repair has run, a text log with diagnostic information and repair results is generated. This log file is located here => C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.

Did this help? => Help with UEFI setup utility boot screen.

I hope this helps!
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